As you have seen by now, Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast with category 4 winds and storm surges causing significant flooding and devastating the southwest area of the state and beyond. The Florida United Methodist Conference has received damage reports of varying levels from at least 150 churches in our area, and we are still assessing the full impact of the storm.
Good news: You can help!
Here are five ways you can help those in need across the state as we begin to rebuild.
Pray. Continue to lift the impacted in prayer.
Give online or in person to our church. 100% of gifts marked "Hurricane Ian" will be used to support the mission of local churches most directly affected by the storm.
Collect cleaning kits. Click here for a list of supplies and instructions on how to assemble a cleaning kit. Kits can be brought to the church on Sunday morning, or dropped off at the Pumpkin Patch during their open hours.
Donate other much-needed items: bottled water, toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, plastic cutlery, canned food items (pop top preferred), laundry detergent, diapers. Donations can be brought to the church on Sunday morning, or dropped off at the Pumpkin Patch during their open hours.
Call the Disaster Recovery call center. Dial 855-CAT-FUMC to volunteer or share post-storm community needs.